15% off a fantastic Vincero watch: Use the code "brainfood" @ https://vincerowatches.com/brainfood Check out the BrainFood podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brainfood-show/id1350586459?mt=2 (Or search your favorite podcast app for “BrainFood”) →Some of our favorites: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR0XuDegDqP10d4vrztQ0fVzNnTiQBEAA →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation=1 Never run out of things to say at the water cooler with TodayIFoundOut! Brand new videos 7 days a week! More from TodayIFoundOut In this video: On the surface, it could be any other high-end watch from the mid-1800s. Inside, however, amidst the cogs and gears, is a different story. The words “Fort Sumpter was attacked by the rebels. Thank God we have a government” are etched there, though the author of the text remembered writing something a tad different, as you’ll soon see. Want the text version?: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/10/secret-message-hidden-abraham-lincolns-pocket-watch/ Sources: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Lincolns-Pocket-Watch-Reveals-Long-Hidden-Message.html?c=y&page=2 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/arts/design/11linc.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/03/11/us-lincoln-watch-idUSTRE52A0FG20090311 http://www.businessinsider.com.au/abraham-lincolns-watch-used-in-lincoln-2013-1 http://www.whas11.com/video/featured-videos/Was-the-Kentucky-Historical-Society-wrong-to-let-Lincoln-use-real-watch-193293751.html http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_516567 Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com.
In the 1850s Abraham Lincoln, then a successful lawyer, purchased a fine pocket watch from George Chatterton, a jeweler in Springfield, Illinois. In January 1861, South Carolina seceded from the Union, followed by six more states before Lincoln's inauguration. On April 12th, 1861, the American Civil War began with shots fired at Fort Sumter. The next day watchmaker Jonathan Dillon unscrewed the dial from Lincoln's watch and engraved a message with a sharp tool. Dillon then signed and dated the inscription and closed the dial. The inscription reads: "Jonathan Dillon... April 13th, 1861... Fort Sumter was attacked by the rebels on the above date... J Dillon, April 13th 1861, Washington... thank God we have a government." Lincoln never knew of the message he carried in his pocket. It is not known who added a carving of the name "Jeff Davis,' the leader of the Confederates. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/MQ-cuqDXc3c/ http://www.wochit.com
Witness history as the National Museum of American History opens Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch to find an inscription that has remained hidden for more than a century. More on our blog: http://tr.im/hdQk
Balance was not rotating that well. Looked like third wheel was rubbing against pillar plate. Holy crap, it was! Bastards! Watch me examine, take apart and fix this problem. Will have you on the edge of your seat. Open face, 16 size, 21 jewels. This video performed by an amateur. Do not attempt at home. No watches were harmed in the making of this video. For entertainment only.
Steampunk author and historian G.D. Falksen gives a video review of Jacapo della Quercia's The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy, on sale August 5, 2014. http://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250025715
When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865, he was carrying two pairs of spectacles and a lens polisher, a pocketknife, a watch fob, a linen handkerchief, a brown leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note, and nine newspaper clippings, including several favorable to the president and his policies. Given to his son Robert Todd upon Lincoln's death, these everyday items, which through association with tragedy had become like relics, were kept in the Lincoln family for more than seventy years. Because it is quite unusual for the Library to keep personal artifacts among its holdings, they were not put on display until 1976 when then Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin thought their exposure would humanize a man who had become "mythologically engulfed."